Mr Allan Sauer moved, Mr Allan Gallimore seconded,
That the General Synod welcomes the Report of the Defence Force Board.
Notes the retirement of the Right Reverend Len Eacott, AM, the Fifth Bishop to the Defence Force, expressing deep appreciation for his untiring and committed leadership during his episcopate;
Congratulates the Right Reverend Ian Lambert on his appointment and Installation as the Sixth Bishop to the Defence Force, assuring him of our prayers and encouragement as he continues this ministry;
Congratulates the Bishop to the Defence Force, the Principal Chaplains, and Chaplain the Revd Tim Booker CSM. for their work in implementing the Faith under Fire Course – Investigating Faith in a Modern Defence Force for use throughout the Australian Defence Force;
Affirms again the gospel and pastoral ministry of the Anglican Church to members of the Australian Defence Force, especially through its military chaplains;
Recognising the extraordinary situations in which the ADF chaplains exercise their ministries affirms our support for them, assures them of our prayers, and ask parishes and ministry units to remember them on “Defence Sunday”.
30 June 2014